29/01/2016 02:40 GMT | Updated 29/01/2016 05:59 GMT

Zayn Malik: 18 Times The 'Pillowtalk' Singer Left Us Weak At The Knees

After a 10-month wait, Zayn Malik fans have FINALLY got their lugholes round his solo material, following the release of his first single since leaving One Direction on Friday (29 January).

Needless to say, the pop world went into meltdown as he debuted ‘Pillowtalk’, and the sultry lyrics had everyone weak at the knees. But this is far from the first time Zayn has had us swooning all over the place...

1. The 'Night Changes' video basically confirmed that Zayn would take us on the best date ever.

2. And we've most certainly fantasised about waking up to this sight the next morning.

3. Even when dressed as a woman, he still somehow managed to look BEAUTIFUL.

4. And while we should have been freaked out by this fan edit of him with blue eyes, we're still definitively into it.

5. Over the years, Zayn's hair has taken on a life of its own, and we've loved each and every one of his 'dos. From this shaggy mop...

6. ...To the MJ-style curtains (even though it wasn't his most popular look).

7. And the blonde badger stripe still holds a special place in our hearts.

8. But absolutely NOTHING will ever compare to the #ZaynStrand.


What a thing of beauty.

10. Remember how adorable he was when he refused to dance at the 'X Factor' Bootcamp?

“I seriously don’t want to do it because I hate dancing, and I’ve never done it before. I feel like an idiot on the stage trying to dance with people who are clearly better than me. I feel like an idiot and I’m not doing it.” <3

11. Although he's since proved he's got the moves.

12. Not not just as a dancer either - he'd make a pretty mean ninja too.

13. Who could forget when he turned up to Paris Fashion Week looking like he was sent straight from God.

14. Long before polo necks were back in fashion, Zayn was rocking one like a boss.

Mailk on fleek.

15. While he may give off a tough exterior...

16. ... deep down he's a mummy's boy and uses his wealth to see his family right, just like the time he bought them their dream home.

17. And when he cried during a Comic Relief trip to Africa, our little hearts almost couldn't take it.

18. Finally, we'll just leave this one here.

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